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About Forest Essentials
Founded in the year 2000 in India, Forest Essentials is a pioneer in the luxury ayurveda segment. The company makes its products from natural ingredients in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Estee Lauder acquired a 20% stake in Forest Essentials in 2008. In 2014, it increased the stake to 40% in the company. The company manufactures a wide range of skin care products.
About Forest Essentials Sun Fluid Tender Coconut Water with Turmeric & Basil Leaf SPF 50 PA + +
The sun fluid is a sun lotion that imbibes the qualities of coconut water, turmeric and basil leaf. It protects the skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays. The lotion hydrates the skin and lasts for upto 4-6 hours. The product is cruelty free and is made from mostly natural ingredients.
The product has the following ingredients:
AQUA, COCONUT WATER, OLIVE OIL, SWEET ALMOND KERNEL OIL, COCONUT OIL, ZINC OXIDE, TAGETES ERECTA (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT, OCIMUM SANCTUM (BASIL) LEAF EXTRACT, TAPIOCA STARCH, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT, CURCUMA LONGA (HALDI) EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) LEAF EXTRACT , FOENICULUM VULGARE (SWEET FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, PROPANEDIOL, OCTOCRYLENE, AVOBENZONE, HYALURONIC ACID , CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) EXTRACT, OCIMUM SANCTUM (TULSI) LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, RAW HONEY, GUGGUL EXTRACT, SAFFRON ESSENTIAL OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL.
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Olive Oil, Curcuma Longa (Haldi) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
These ingredients have anti-aging properties and help protect skin's collagen.
Curcuma Longa (Haldi) Extract
These help to decrease pigmentation on the skin.
Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid
This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Haldi) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Raw Honey
These help decrease the discomfort on the skin.
Zinc Oxide, Octocrylene, Avobenzone
They help in protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.
These ingredients help reduce the bacterial growth on the skin.
This helps to maintain the stability of the product formula.
Help in giving the product a nice color
Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Caprylyl Glycol
These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.
Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol
These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.
Coconut Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Hyaluronic Acid, Raw Honey, Caprylyl Glycol
Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.
Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Tagetes Erecta (Marigold) Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Haldi) Extract, Isopropyl Myristate, Hexylene Glycol
Add fragrance to the product.
They help in increasing the shelf life of the product formula.
Aqua, Propanediol, Hexylene Glycol
These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.
Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol
These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.
Tapioca Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum
These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.
Price of the Product and Packaging
The product is priced at INR 975 (USD 13.27) for 1.69 Fl. Oz. (50ML). It comes in a glass bottle with a pump outlet, that makes it easy to draw the lotion from the bottle without leaving any residue on the bottle. The packaging itself is recyclable.
The sunscreen is extremely lightweight, has a creamish-white color to it, and has a really nice and fresh fragrance. On application, the sunscreen, immediately absorbs into the skin and leaves a glow on the skin. The sunscreen doesn’t feel sticky on the skin or clog the pores. Unlike the other sunscreens, this sunscreen has not created acne problems for me till date. I have been using it for more than 6 months now, and I do have a bit oily skin. This is a major advantage of this product.
How to Use The Product
I generally like to apply the sunscreen after I have cleansed, toned and moisturized my face. It is generally the last step in my skincare routine. It is advised that the sunscreen is applied 15-20 minute before stepping out of the house.
Pros of Forest Essentials Sun Fluid:
- The sunscreen is really hydrating.
- It blends into the skin easily without leaving a white layer on the skin.
- Only a small quantity of the product goes a long way. This makes it a cost effective sunscreen.
- The packaging is recyclable and very travel friendly.
- Most of its ingredients are skin-friendly and natural.
- The sunscreen works for a good amount of time duration. 4-6 hours is a pretty decent amount of time for a sunscreen.
Cons of Forest Essentials Sun Fluid:
- Although the sunscreen has a nice fragrance, it can be a bit overpowering. This may or may not be a drawback for some, but according for me, a product that is of daily use should not have such an overpowering fragrance. It gets its fragrance from the natural ingredients present in the product.
This sunscreen is everything that it says it does. It has all the functions of an amazing sunscreen with the benefit of ingredients that are not harmful for the skin in the long term. With its lightweight consistency, the feel of the sunscreen on the skin is awesome. The sunscreen provides hydration without feeling sticky on the skin. Would I recommend it? Yes I definitely would with a rating of 4.9 out of 5. The 0.1 deduction is only for its overpowering fragrance, otherwise it's a great product to use. Despite that, it is very close to being the epitome of the ‘PERFECT SUNSCREEN’.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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